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        Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Japan | World Religions: Buddhism

        Todai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha.According to records kept by Todai-ji, more than 2,600,000 people in total helped construct the Great Buddha and its Hall.The 16 m (52 ft) high statue was built through eight castings over three years, the head and neck being cast together as a separate element. After enduring multiple fires and earthquakes, the construction was eventually resumed in Nara in 745 and the Buddha was finally completed in 751.

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